Nothing says America like Corona bottle juggling and swigs of Maker’s Mark being taken directly from the bottle. Â Trips to the beach, poorly trimmed beards, and an overall don’t-give-a-damn attitude, mixed with a wonderment for what the morrow might bring. Â Yep, these subjects can pretty much sum up the feeling of ease we Americans sometimes unjustly feel. Â The fact that they also happen to be the subject matter for Portugal.Â The Man‘s latest video “So American” are not coincidental. Â They are as intentional as war strikes and peace signs. Â Once again, these Alaskan bred warriors bring a visual demonstration that perfectly compliments the power of their music.
Arguably their first full fledged single from their latest release In The Mountain, In The Cloud, “So American” has a great classic rock meets indie madness sort of feel. Â “There’s two eyes for every one of us, but somebody got there first and took them all” is more than just an ironical expression excerpted from this wonderful single. Â It is a direct and superior example of true blood Americanism. Â Sometimes we just don’t see things the way we should. Â But thankfully we have a merry band of indie rockers like Portugal. The Man around to help us see through hipstimatic lenses what we at times down right refuse to see or believe. Â And it only took a few grilled burgers and drained PBR cans for us to see the truth. Â Thank goodness for these randy gentlemen!